We have released a demonstration of how web traffic can rapidly be generated using AWS EC2. In just 5 minutes and a few mouse clicks, we generated over 1000 concurrent visitors from 290 cities around the world.
In this case, the traffic was sent to a site maintained by Method Media Intelligence with no advertisements. But everyday, data center traffic is directed around the web to consume advertising and causes financial harm to advertisers.
Method Media Intelligence offers Proactive Auditing as a solution to this scenario. Proactive Auditing is a real-time auditing service which prevents ads from being rendered (and paid for) if a site is visited by a data center. Contact info@methodmi to learn more.